A Career in Construction with Shabrea Thornton

“Now that I’m in construction, I’m proud of where I’m at in life today,” Shabrea Thornton says with pride and feelings of accomplishment for her recent efforts to ensure a brighter, more stable future for herself and her daughter. Born and raised in Bayview-Hunters Point, Thornton is working as an apprentice laborer with Bertco, Inc.,…

Mila Fong Gougoutas Finds Community in the Project Pull Internship Program

“After experiencing the strong family and tightly knit community of Project Pull last year, I wanted to be a part of it again.” A rising senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School, Mila Fong Gougoutas has returned as a Project Pull intern this summer working in the environmental pathway. Despite the virtual nature of the internship program,…

From Americorp Volunteer to Environmental Educator and College Hill Learning Garden Manager

Danny Palmer is the SFPUC’s College Hill Learning Garden Manager and Environmental Educator. An Oregon native, Palmer attended college in Tacoma, Washington, where she graduated with a degree in environmental studies, global studies, and philosophy. Throughout her professional experience managing gardens and educating students, Palmer moved around geographically, working in places such as Hawaii, Central…